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Santa Fe Balloon Company

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Santa Fe, NM
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Weather to Bad

They are very careful about Weather Conditions. Unfortunately just as the Balloon filled the Wind... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
swoopbns
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
Total joy!

Johnny has great experience, full of information and safe. Beautiful, peaceful and over wide open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
outdoort551
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“johnny lewis” (24 reviews)
“balloon ride” (34 reviews)
“launch site” (12 reviews)
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Santa Fe, NM
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They are very careful about Weather Conditions. Unfortunately just as the Balloon filled the Wind picked up and we couldn't go. We actually got to step in the basket just before it was deflated. Yes we were disappointed but they did warn us about it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnny has great experience, full of information and safe. Beautiful, peaceful and over wide open land and valley's. The crew gave top service. He has two rules. Johnny doesn't get hurt and Johnny doesn't hike. Therefore, he put the balloon down softly right next to...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Great team that provides a fun, informative, safe ballooning experience. Fly in Santa Fe over the desert (not over the city in Albuquerque)! Top-notch service and flying -- we loved our trip. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This had been on my bucket list for quite sometime. My husband and I just returned from New Mexico for our 50th wedding anniversary and did this for our anniversary. It was AMAZING! I researched balloon companies in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Gallop for safety...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

One of the most exciting things to do in Santa Fe, it's so peaceful and calm once you are up-flying. Johnny's experience and crew make it very easy to enjoy the ride without worrying about any safety issues. Johnny is definitely your to-go person, for...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

DON'T GO TO ALBUQUERQUE! This is far better and not over housing. Out over the desert and ravines. Beautiful as the sun rises in the morning. Johnny and Jeanne will take you for a wonderful experience.

2  Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

, Our ride was made less enjoyable because there were 8 people in the basket. You were "stuck" like a sardine and could not move around the basket at all to see other scenes around you. Two balloons went up. There were 6 in the...More

2  Thank jacob Y
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning experience with Johnny and his crew. They were extremely careful in checking out weather conditions. The ride to the location was made interesting by the opportunity to hear Johnny's stories and history. Would highly recommend this activity.

1  Thank KHA8
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The hardest working man in the balloon business and one of its pioneers. He's got a dedicated team around him, and he clearly loves doing what he does. If you can wake up in time for a 5:45am pickup, this is a must-do.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience of going 'Up, Up and Away' in a beautiful hot air balloon near the Rio Grande. Our Santa Fe day was made even better by Johnny Lewis, Jeannie and the whole Santa Fe Balloons team. From the moment they collected us...More

1  Thank Paul D
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LaurieB980
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Katherine K | Reviewed this property |
The ride is about 45 minutes. And don't be worried -- these pilots have extensive experience (ours had been flying for 30 years). The view is beautiful, the ride is smooth (there's generally no sense of wind since you're... More
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from SJRODDICK | Reviewed this property |
Good morning! I wasn't quite sure so I emailed Johnny Lewis who owns the balloon and he just responded and told me the best way is to give him a call. His telephone number is 505-699-7555. Hope this helps and you will not... More
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